Skip to comments.OMG! Perry used the S-word!!
Posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Can you hear it?
The sound of President Obamas political advisors licking their chops in anticipation of running against Rick Perry and reminding the rest of us a thousand different ways that the Texas governor knows his Texas history, that is.
As The Washington Examiners Haley Peterson reports in todays print edition, Perry told a Tea Party audience in 2009 that Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave it if we decided to do that.
Perry was simply pointing out what most Texans know from infancy, and are known to boast modestly about from time to time when talking to folks from foreign lands like New York and California.
But you would think the former Al Gore supporter from Austin had read Jonathan Swifts modest proposal for ending the Irish potato famine and cried Eureaka! in admiring response.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs an Alabaman who undoubtedly knows Perry was just indulging a familiar Texas past time of boasting about the states uniqueness offered this glimpse of what will surely be a standard Democratic attack theme.
Rick Perry is the governor who two years ago who two years ago openly talked about whether Texas should leave the union, Gibbs said on NBCs Meet the Press.
Heres something else Gibbs also must certainly have known long before he uttered those words on the Jeffrey Immelts propaganda network: In the same statement in which Perry reminded everybody of one of the unique conditions of Texas entry into the federal union, he also said weve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it.
So Perry said the exact opposite of what Gibbs would like everybody in America to think he said. But, hey, whats a little outright lie among friends (Gibbs and his liberal mainstream media buddies asking him questions)?
Heres another story that is often heard when a Texan comes into friendly contact with one or more Yankees:
In the Spring of 1863, General Robert E. Lee was conducting a military review of his Army of Northern Virginia for the benefit of an English military observer, Col Arthur Fremantle.
When members of Hoods Texas Brigade marched past the reviewing stand, Fremantle, who knew of the units amazing effectiveness as shock troops, was puzzled by what he saw and exclaimed: Why General Lee, these men hardly have shirts on their backs.
To which Lee replied: Thats okay, Colonel. The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans.
Hearing such a story and being from the state after which the heroes of the tale were named, its simply too tempting not to remind visitors from up North that Texas is just about the most unique place in the whole universe.
Too bad some people just cant tell the difference between pulling Yankee legs and plotting political strategy.
Stringent Texas voter ID law means changes at Texas polls "Its still unclear what happens after that. Whenever the state Legislature passes a measure that affects voting or changes the mechanisms by which a Texan casts a ballot, a provision of the federal Voting Rights Act allows the U.S. Department of Justice or the federal courts to review the law. That process is pending. The Texas Secretary of State filed its request for pre-clearance with the Department of Justice last month, and a response is expected in September. If the department rules that the bill will not adversely affect voter turnout, opponents of the measure are likely to file litigation to halt the measure." Voter ID laws in TX, GA, SC (history of voting rights discrimination) concern Dems
The Goldwater Talking Point (gearing up for Rick Perry) -- Too extreme to win.
And here I was, clicking on your post, thinking that the Governor was talking about used food.....
Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin, who still have not ruled out entering the race, are also well-liked by Republicans (74% and 69% favorable ratings, respectively), but also do not generate the same degree of strong intense feeling as Perry and Cain. Giuliani's current Positive Intensity Score is 15 and Palin's is 13.
Perry Remains Best-Positioned Candidate
Perry's combination of high name recognition and a high Positive Intensity Score help make him the best-positioned candidate for the Republican nomination at this point, underscored by his lead in Republican nomination preferences. Cain's enthusiastic support is offset by his low name recognition, and other well-known candidates like Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul, do not generate the same level of intense feeling as Perry.
Perry has room to grow within his name recognition numbers.
I like Perry. I really do.
But there’s just something in his eyes when he made his, “Running for President,” speech.
It almost looked like he was simply, “Playing our song,” to gain followers.
But, I’ll be happy to admit that I might be wrong.
It’s too early to tell at this point.
Then most Texans, including the author of this article, are pretty dumb. There isn't a Constitutional expert in the country who would agree that Texas somehow has rights denied other states. And that includes leaving without the consent of the other states.
Give it a rest.
Be sure to ping me when you do.
Except that it is true. The Republic had conditions on joining the Union
Don’t know about “look in his eye”, Perry has been a damn good conservative Governor for Texas, has been reelected twice by very conservative Texas voters facing liberals, libertarian thruther and RINO. We will hate to give him up, but if he can do half as good for America it’ll be worth our sacrifice.
Maybe when you do.
But let me point out that this wasn't a criticism of Perry because nowhere in his disjointed secession remarks did he say or even imply that Texas had a special right to walk out of the Union. He is no doubt aware of the Constitution and it's limitations. So if anything, I was criticizing the bone-headed author of the article and not Perry. All he did was make some remarks that he'll spend the campaign trying do defend when asked about them.
I actually don’t know what is the true legality of this thing, but when I was growing up in TX (admittedly in the dark ages, )we were certainly taught that when TX joined the union, we retained the right to leave the union if we weren’t happy with it.
In the 90’s I paid some Constitutional lawyers a lot of money to tell me if there was ANY path where Texas could secede. There is no path and all the “rights” the secessionists are claiming were given up at the end of the Civil War.
Perry is just pandering and bordering on treason.
Except that it isn't true. Heck, even the state of Texas itself says it isn't true. Link
Texas is constrained by the Constitution in the same way and the same areas as every other state is. One of those constraints is that a state can't just walk out whenever they want to.
It's amazing to this non-Texan how Texans, on the same conservative site, can have such a radically different view of their own governor.
“All he did was make some remarks that he’ll spend the campaign trying do defend when asked about them.”
Yes, but that’s true if a candidate is seen as a serious right-leaning candidate by the government-media complex, and if s/he says anything meaningful. As long as they say lots of pretty nothings, it’s hard to take their words out of context and twist them into slanders.
(And, for the 400th time - I’m not a Perry supporter - just observing the situation.)
We will just have to disagree about that, SoJo.
I can't imagine any conservative listening to this speech and not believing this is a sincere, authentic and bold Conservative leader.
What gave it away? The fact that he wears more makeup than the former Gov? Or the FACT that he gave away TEXAS (Trans Texas Corridor) to the globalist cabal?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.